What Are You Wearing? The Jumpsuit…

Friday, August 26, 2011

A few weeks ago I wrote about Jumpsuits.

I had an urge for a kind of 1930s lounging pyjama, something like this

Top of my lust list was the ASOS Fan Print jumpsuit in mint green, which was £50, too far out of my budget for something so speculative as a jumpsuit! So a few weeks later ASOS helpfully put it in the sale for me and it is now available reduced to a far more reasonable £20.

So I bought it!

Here is my vague attempt at copying the above advert.

ASOS appear to make clothes for giants as the legs are VERY long, I’m wearing my 2″ high Rocket Dog platforms under there and it’s still long, however I did manage to wear it out to a picnic on Saturday, after being reassured it looked good, and didn’t fall over it once!

Looking at the pictures, particularly the outtakes not fit for human consumption, I’m still not entirely convinced about the flatteringness (is that a word?) of a jumpsuit on a Woman with hips and an ample bosom. To wear it out in public I definitely need to pin the halter neck together to avoid anyone seeing more of me than they are entitled, or even want to!

I do, however, think it is very nice, and I’m glad I bought it (at £20) even if I only wear it as a glamorous pair of pyjamas (another thing I’ve been after for a while!)

The jumpsuit is still available for £20 on ASOS and thanks to @Hokulele I have since discovered it comes with a matching kimono, which I have also ordered!

A bit of insider information, the jumpsuit is currently out of stock in a size 14. I, however, ordered both the 12 and the 14, and ended up keeping the 12. Order this to fit your top, not your bottom. The 14 was returned yesterday, so if you need a 14 keep your eye on it as in theory it’ll be back in stock soon!


19 Responses
  • Fi Phillips
    August 26, 2011

    Looks very summery and glamorous. I can remember wearing something similar but in black back in the 80s for nights out.

  • Hannah
    August 26, 2011

    LOVE. Think could wear to any event where a smart or party dress order of the day. Or night. ‘scuse me. Off to Asos to buy a jumpsuit.

  • Paperdoll
    August 26, 2011

    Oooohhhh, that is so gorgeous on you, love it!!! X

  • Penny Dreadful Vintage
    August 26, 2011

    Holy moly I love it! Might just have to order… hope you don’t mind me copying! x

    • Gemma
      August 26, 2011

      Ha ha! Course not! 😀

  • Nelly
    August 26, 2011

    Love this it really suits you.

  • Fleur
    August 26, 2011

    Ahhh, I LOVE IT!! I am immediately copying y’all and buying one – So cheap! Margaret, we’ll have to coordinate before we meet up next time! 😉

    • Gemma
      August 26, 2011

      I imagine you won’t need to take up the legs!

      I never need to be in the same room as you in this jumpsuit! You have the figure jumpsuits were really made for! 😀

  • Tikkitiboo + Ahka
    August 26, 2011

    oh LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Going to check out if they have my size right now! Did I mention that I loved it??

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  • Fiona - Straight Talking Mama
    August 26, 2011

    Looks cute on you!

  • Ina
    August 26, 2011

    Looking good!

  • Franca
    August 26, 2011

    it looks really great! I would totall wear this as super glamourous pjs. Not sure I’d dare wear it out, but i think you look stunning in it!

  • Jess
    August 26, 2011

    I think it suits your figure fantastically….I’ve just ordered one with the kimono too! *avoids looking at bank balance*
    Let’s hope we don’t all turn up in the same outfit somewhere….x

  • Lady Cherry
    August 26, 2011

    I really like it, great colour on you as well. Its not for me though Lordy my boobs and bum in that really don’t bear thinking about! x

  • Sandy
    August 27, 2011

    Love it! I prefer your pics to the Asos ones…you seem to do the outfit more justice IMO!

    I did toy with copying…but alas I probably wouldn’t look like a vintage starlett..just a fat bird in a jumpsuit! LOLOL!!

  • Andi B. Goode
    August 28, 2011

    Oh wow! That’s amazing. I think it looks great on you. I love asos – I bought myself a jumpsuit from there but it’s slightly more ‘land girl’ than ’30s glam’. =D Luckily, the one you’ve got is sold out in my size, right now. 😉
    -Andi x

  • Lauren
    August 28, 2011

    My dear – you look GAWGUS in this colour! Perfect for a bit of classy lounging around x

  • Patricia Lynn
    August 30, 2011

    I had to be a big old copy cat and buy it. At that price, how could I not?!

  • bunny
    September 1, 2011

    Oh, you look perfect: I love your new jumpsuit!